By : Nada Yahia | 16 July 2020
The Valley of the Queens is an isolated cemetery in the southern part of Thebe's vast necropolis, on the west bank of Luxor. It was part of ancient Thebes and served as the burial site of the queens and some royal children of the 19th and 20th dynasties (1292–1075 BC). The queens’ necropolis is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of the mortuary temple of Ramses III (1187–56 BC) at Madīnat Habu. Visit the majestic burial site of the Valley of the Queens while taking a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan with Magic Life Tours agency.
the Valley of the Queens consists of the main wadi, which contains most of the tombs, along with the Valley of Prince Ahmose, the Valley of the Rope, the Valley of the Three Pits, and the Valley of the Dolmen. The main wadi contains 91 tombs and the subsidiary valleys add another 19 tombs. The burials in the subsidiary valleys all date to the 18th Dynasty. The valley is not very impressive at first glance. It is not much more than a sun-blasted gorge of generic, red rock, but hidden, underneath the earth, with the tombs of nearly 90 very important royal family members. The decoration of the tombs in the Valley of the Queens is very similar to the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Visitors who visit the Valley of the Queens should definitely also visit the burial site of the Valley of the Kings, as it’s a more popular and it contains more prestigious tombs from some of the biggest Pharaohs of Egypt. Like at the Valley of the Kings, only a handful of the over 90 tombs that have been discovered at the Valley of the Queens is open for visitors, you can visit it with Magic Life Tours agency. The most fascinating tomb that literary will take your breath is the one that belongs to queen Nefertari, the great wife of Ramesses the second. The tomb has unique design and capturing paintings that attracted many tourists worldwide since in it was discovered in 19th century, The valley also composes other tombs for queen Tyti, prince Amen, and Khaem-west.
the burial chamber is probably the fanciest thing you'll ever see with its colorful paintings and hieroglyphic texts cover the wall and he ceilings. The reliefs shows queen Nefretari, the ruler of the double land Egypt, gives offerings to the god Osiris, on top on the entrance wall, you'll see goddess Maat (god of truth and cosmic) stretching her wings to provide protection to the queen's tomb. King Ramesses the second loved his wife and honored her by building her a temple by the famous Abu simbel temple that carries out her name queen Nefertari temple.
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